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Uptown Fridays Presents: MG Roberts & Melissa Eleftherion

  • Nomadic Press 2301 Telegraph Avenue Oakland, CA, 94612 United States (map)

Join us for an Uptown Fridays reading you won't forget, featuring readings by MG Roberts and Melissa Eleftherion, with musical guest Heather Jovanelli

Suggested donations of $5-25 collected at the door, but no one turned away for lack of funds. 

Red wine and Red Bay coffee will be available. 

Information about performers:

Born in Subic Bay, Philippines, Mg Roberts is the author of the poetry collections Anemal Uter Meck (Black Radish Books, 2017) and not so, sea (Durga Press, 2014). She is a Kundiman Fellow, Kelsey Street Press member, VONA/Voices Alum, and sits on the Board of Small Press Traffic. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Drunken Boat, Cream City Review, the Stanford Journal of Asian American Studies, Dusie, Bombay Gin, Web Conjunctions, Elderly and elsewhere. She co-edited the anthology Nests and Strangers: On Asian Women Poets (Kelsey Street Press) along with Timothy Yu and is currently co-editing Responses, New Writing, Flesh with Ronaldo Wilson and Bhanu Kapilan anthology on the urgency of avant-garde writing written for and by writers of color. She lives in Oakland with her three daughters, two hens, one puppy, and geologist husband. 

Melissa Eleftherion grew up in Brooklyn. She is the author of huminsec, prism map, Pigtail Dut, the leaves the leave, green glass asterism, and several other chapbooks. Her first full-length collection, field guide to autobiography, is hot off the presses from H_NGM_ Books. ecent work is forthcoming in Glass, Italian-Americana Review, & Poet-Librarians in the Library of Babel. ounder of the Poetry Center Chapbook Exchange, Melissa lives in Mendocino County where she works as a Teen Librarian, teaches creative writing, & curates the LOBA Reading Series at the Ukiah Library. More of her work can be found @ www.apoetlibrarian.wordpress.com.